Fast Full-Band Device Simulator for Wurtzite and Zincblende GaN MESFET Using a Cellular Monte Carlo Method

Shinya Yamakawa, Shela Aboud, Marco Saraniti, Stephen M. Goodnick

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A fast full-band device simulator for wurtzite and zincblende GaN using a Cellular Monte Carlo (CMC) approach is reported for wurtzite and zincblende GaN. The full-phonon dispersion relationship including anisotropic polar-optical phonon scattering is taken into account for the wurtzite GaN calculation. In the bulk simulation, the CMC model is about 30–100 times faster than the conventional Ensemble Monte Carlo model at high electric field region. This CMC model is applied to the simulator of MESFET devices, and the calculation speed is significantly improved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-485
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computational Electronics
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003



  • cellular Monte Carlo
  • device simulation
  • ensemble Monte Carlo
  • transport modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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